Sexual assault case brought against Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones 5 years later

Twenty-seven-year-old Oklahoma resident Jane Wackerly filed a civil lawsuit against football team Dallas Cowboys’ owner Jerral Wayne “Jerry” Jones, Sr., claiming that Jones sexually assaulted her in a hotel in Dallas in 2009, Think Progress reported on September 10.

According to the criminal complaint filed by the plaintiff, Jones purposefully assaulted her without her consent. The lawsuit, which seeks at least $1 million in damages, names both Jones and the Dallas Cowboys as defendants. The plaintiff claims that both parties threatened her into secrecy and covered up the incident.

Jones’ defense alleged that this case is 5 years old, whereas the statute for limitations for cases like this is two years. It is likely Wackerly’s legal representation will find a way to allow the case to stand, however. Jones’ party believes Wackerly is attempting to extort him.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter understand how cases like this are usually prosecuted and therefore, know best how to defend against them. Each case is unique, and therefore each defense will be built to suit your particular situation. To begin discussing your legal options, call our offices in Dallas at (214) 845-7007 today.

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